Book Signing: Jennika Ingram, Author of Mom’s Turn– A Journal for the First Year of Motherhood
DATE & TIME
Wed, May 01 7:00 PM
3321 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As Mother’s Day approaches, Chaucer’s is honored to help celebrate mothers with Jennika Ingram, author of Mom’s Turn– A Journal for the First Year of Motherhood. Ingram interviewed mothers from the ages of 21 to 47 across North America about what they wished they knew to be prepared for that important first year of parenting. She balances the journal out with humor, checklists, and a place to color.
“All the trials and odd details of motherhood are touched upon, from mood swings to losing hair to returning to full-time work to, of course, chronic sleep deprivation, and Ingram maintains throughout a tone of upbeat humor and gentle understanding that new mothers especially will doubtless find very encouraging. The quotes from mothers in all walks and stages of life likewise reinforce a feeling of camaraderie and solidarity, and Ingram’s inclusion of inspirational and humorous quotes supplements this, constantly reminding mothers to pay attention to the positive sides of their experiences. Ingram’s prose is bright and accessible, and the book’s many moving parts are perfectly designed to keep readers entertained and involved. … A warm, involving, and ultimately uplifting journal for mothers caught in the distracting whirlwind of caring for a new baby.” — Kirkus Reviews
A perfect gift for the new mother in your life!
Jennika Ingram has been an avid journal writer from an early age. She believes in the value of having a place to record one’s private journey. A mother herself who studied early childhood education at the University of British Columbia, she understands the delicate balance between nurturing an infant and keeping your sanity as a mom and your goals in check. She holds a Master’s of Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She currently lives in Venice, California.